War and Civilization

War and Civilization

1998, War
History behind wars

Episode Guide

  • War and Civilization - The Price of War (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Price of War

    Allied World War II strategy; Cold War; nationalism, civil war and genocide.

  • War and Civilization - War Machines (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    War Machines

    The Army decimates American Indians; Russo-Japanese War; tanks and planes in World War II.

  • War and Civilization - Blood and Iron (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Blood and Iron

    Trains, telegraph and rapid-fire weapons; Crimean War; Civil War; Prussian efficiency unites Germany.

  • War and Civilization - Revolution (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    The Seven Years War; American Revolution; French Revolution and Napoleon.

  • War and Civilization - Gunpowder (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Longbows at the Battle of Crecy, 1346; the fall of Constantinople; the fall of the Aztec empire.

  • War and Civilization - Horse Warriors (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Horse Warriors

    Horse-borne armies, led by tyrants such as Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan, terrorized the settled peoples of Europe, India and China.

  • War and Civilization - Empires and Armies (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Empires and Armies

    The Roman and Chinese empires build cultures on violence and leave legacies of organization.

  • War and Civilization - First Blood (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    First Blood

    The emergence of Greek city-states and their approach to battle, marking the beginning of the way of war.